16-28 February 2009


Tickets: 20


A story of unrequited love, between a man and his bicycle!

Hilarious and visually stunning, The Third Policeman is a murder mystery about a rural police force, set in an Irish village.

Fast moving, funny and sinister The Third Policeman is a fable of eternal grief and a tender love story all in one.

A surreal vision of eternity.

The Third Policeman is an adaptation of Flann O’Brien’s celebrated novel.

There will be a post-show discussion with Jocelyn Clarke (writer), Niall Henry (director) and members of the cast on Tuesday 24 February.

“Fantastic production… truly impressive”. The Sunday Independent

“Blue Raincoat Theatre Company’s seamless adaptation somehow manages to preserve the wit of O’Brien’s original, at the same time embraces the novel’s dark heart.” **** The Metro

Read The Metro’s full review of The Third Policeman here.

“Flann’s lawless world perfectly captured” The Independent

Read The Independent’s full review of The Third Poiiceman here.

Read Peter Crawley’s article on Blue Raincoat and The Third Policeman for the Irish Times here.

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

17 – 28 FEBRUARY~ Tickets

€20 & €18 (conc*)

Preview 16 FEBRUARY, €16

Matinee 28 FEBRUARY, 2PM, €16

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email melanie@projectartscentre.ie (Mon – Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.


Do you love your bicycle?

Cycle to Blueraincoat’s production of The Third Policeman on Wednesday 18 February 2009 and as well saving the planet you’ll also be saving 20% on the price of your ticket. *

To take advantage of this offer call now to book your ticket, cycle to see the show on the 18 Feb and show us your bicycle clips, helmet, pump or bike lamp to get your discount!

Call now 01 8819 613 and quote ‘FLANN O’BRIEN SAVES THE PLANET’ and don’t forget your bike!

*This offer is only valid for tickets purchased for 18 February 2009, and is only available by buying in person and telephone bookings.

Written by Flann O’Brien and adapted by Jocelyn Clarke Directed by Niall Henry

Cast: Sandra O Malley, John Carty, Kellie Hughes, Ciaràn Mc Cauley, Fiona McGeown

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